The Michael Wolff excerpts in NY Mag just have so much good stuff in them. Another favorite is that Jared and Ivanka are plotting her path to the Presidency: “Balancing risk against reward, both Jared and Ivanka decided to accept roles in the West Wing over the advice of almost everyone they knew. It was a joint decision by the couple, and, in some sense, a joint job. Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she’d be the one to run for president. The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump.”
And the White House attacking the book will helps sales and resulted in an earlier release date:
Here we go. You can buy it (and read it) tomorrow. Thank you, Mr. President.
— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) January 4, 2018
Apparently even White House aides think that Trump’s tweeting might result in a nuclear war according to the Daily Beast: “It’s a running joke [in the West Wing] that nuclear war could start from the private residence during Fox [News] prime time,” one senior Trump aide told The Daily Beast. “Sometimes the joking includes more uncomfortable [or] nervous laughter than other times.
Jeff Sessions is trying to roll back Obama guidelines that relaxed efforts to prosecute marijuana crimes. Good luck with that.
Trump’s voter fraud commission produced a whole lot of nothing and he has now disbanded it. Guess maybe Hillary won the popular vote after all. Politico quoted Chuck Shumer: “The commission never had anything to do with election integrity. It was instead a front to suppress the vote, perpetrate dangerous and baseless claims, and was ridiculed from one end of the country to the other. This shows that ill-founded proposals that just appeal to a narrow group of people won’t work, and we hope they’ll learn this lesson elsewhere.”
And lawmakers recently met with a Yale psychiatry professor to discuss Trump’s mental health. Politico speculates that there is a growing sentiment to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump.